Thursday, 17 August 2017

The Beauty - Du Fu

She is a young woman of matchless beauty
Living unnoticed in a lonely valley.
The daughter of a good family, she says,
But ruined now, with woods and weeds for company.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Stand and face me - Sappho

Stand and face me, dear; release
That fineness in your irises.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Came to me - Rudaki

Came to me
           Who?
She.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Arai Takako - Specter!

There is a girl who goes nowhere
There is a girl who sucks up severe nourishment
Like a water jug

Sunday, 13 August 2017

O, Thou Eternal One! - Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin

O Thou Eternal One! whose presence bright
All space doth occupy, all motions guide;
Unchanged through time's all-devastating flight;
Thou only God! There is no God beside!

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Dostoyevsky - Elmer Diktonius

A city.
A lane.
A beggar.
A whore.
Dark.
Wet.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

The Belly Remains - Tchicaya U Tam’si

Sure the belly remains chaste
under a treasure of white bones
then open to a fighter’s song
lost body and soul
in the flames of his passion

Monday, 7 August 2017

Himalaya - Lekhnath Paudyal

A scarf of pure white snow
Hangs down from its head to its feet,
Cascades like strings of pearls
Glisten on its breast,

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Doubt - Fernand Gregh

Upon the topmost branches dies
A last ray of the setting sun;
A glimmer of strange gilding lies
Upon the leaves' vermilion.

Saturday, 5 August 2017